U.S Rep. Trey Gowdy is demanding answers to his questions regarding a State Department plan to relocate  refugees in the Spartanburg, South Carolina area.

In an April 10 letter to Senators Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Carolyn Colvin, the Social Security Administration’s acting commissioner, stated that by the end of Fiscal Year 2014, the administration had issued 541,000 Social Security Numbers to individuals authorized to work under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

As we observed in an April 2 article, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), working in coordination with the U.S. State Department (DOS), conducted a teleconference on March 31 to provide information about its Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program. The CAM program began accepting applications from “qualifying parents” in the United States for their children still living in Central America on December 1, 2014.

 

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville gained nationwide attention when he issued an injunction on February 16 blocking President Obama's executive action to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens. On Tuesday, he refused the administration's request to lift the injunction. However, the Obama administration’s Department of Justice, apparently anticipating that Hanen would deny their request to limit the injunction only to Texas, also filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The Obama administration lost one and won one Tuesday in federal court decisions on the president’s executive actions regarding the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

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